Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Murphy-J.P.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 54 inches
Bloom size: 7 inches
Bloom time: Late
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bud Builder
Bud Count: 16-20
Branching: 2-way
Bloom Form: Unusual Form
Unusual Form - Cascade
Color description: light purple with yellow midrib above yellow throat with green heart

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: After Awhile Crocodile x sdlg
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Daylily

'Alchemist' was a featured
Plant of the Day for June 11, 2021.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 28, 2014 4:24 PM concerning plant:
    Alchemist was one of my very first Jim Murphy intros. I had decided to expand my mostly nice andfull, round shapes with something daring and, for me, very different. Alchemist is a deep purple cascade flower. I wanted late bloomers, but unfortunately it never bloomed late for me, so after a few years it left my garden.

    But, really, not blooming late here was its only fault. Otherwise, it would have stayed.

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